Sports  August 04, 2015
Australia quick Johnson revels in 'compliment' of crowd abuse
AustraliaAustralia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has insisted he is relishing the role of being the man English crowds love to hate.Johnson was subjected to prolonged vocal abuse as England won the third Ashes Test by eight wickets inside three days at Birmingham's Edgbaston ground to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series.While it may not have been quite ...  Full Story
Raza hundred gives Zimbabwe hope
New Zealand bowler Grant Elliot plays a shot during the second game in a series of three One Day International (ODI) cricket matches between Zimbabwe and New Zealand at Harare Sports Club on August 4, 2015Sikandar Raza Butt's unbeaten century hauled Zimbabwe out of trouble and gave them a fighting chance in the second one-day international against New Zealand at Harare Sports Club on Tuesday.Raza arrived at the crease with Zimbabwe struggling on 68 for five, and hit 100 not out from 95 balls to guide the hosts to 235 for nine.With early morning star...  Full Story
Van der Burgh breaks 50m breaststroke world record
South Africa's Cameron van der Burgh broke the 50m breaststroke world record in Tuesday morning's heats at the world swimming championships as his battle with Britain's Adam Peaty resumed.Van der Burgh, defending his title, clocked 26.62sec to shave 0.05sec off his own record he set at the 2009 championships in the era when the performance-enhancin...  Full Story
Stronger Nishikori seeks return to US Open final
JapanJapan's fifth-ranked Kei Nishikori made history by reaching last year's US Open final and he feels stronger, smarter and more confident as he begins the quest to repeat the feat.Nishikori opens his hardcourt run to this year's Flushing Meadows fortnight with a first-round match Tuesday against 95th-ranked Australian James Duckworth at the ATP Washi...  Full Story
Cipriani available for Rugby World Cup after re-bail
Danny Cipriani was unhurt in a collision between his Mercedes and a Toyota in the Chelsea area of west London shortly after 5:00am (0400 GMT) on June 1Danny Cipriani is set to be available for selection in England's World Cup squad after he was re-bailed until November following his arrest on suspicion of drink-driving.The Sale fly-half was unhurt in a collision between his Mercedes and a Toyota in the Chelsea area of west London shortly after 5:00am (0400 GMT) on June 1.He was given a breath tes...  Full Story
Indigenous AFL player Goodes plays on after race controversy
Australian Rules football star and one of AustraliaOne of Australia's highest profile indigenous athletes on Tuesday said he hopes to put a racism controversy behind him in announcing his return to Australian Rules football after being humbled by an outpouring of support.Adam Goodes had been on indefinite leave after persistent jeering of him this season recently reached a climax, which was condemn...  Full Story
Welsh village catches a break with world-first surf lagoon
A surfer experiences a 300m long and 110m wide artificial lagoon known as Surf Snowdonia in the village of Dolgarrog in north WalesThe last giant wave to rock the tiny Welsh village of Dolgarrog struck in 1925 when two overflowing dams gave way, sending a wall of boulder-strewn water down the hillside and killing 16 people.Now it is a different kind of wave making an impact, with the opening of a first-of-its-kind inland surfing lagoon that promises the longest man-made breake...  Full Story
Sparkling Fiji claim Pacific Nations Cup as Samoa downed
Fiji captain Akapusi Qera pictured during a French Top 14 rugby union match on January 31, 2015 in MontpellierFiji fired a warning shot to Rugby World Cup hosts England with a sparkling attacking performance to down tough-tackling Samoa 39-29 and win the Pacific Nations Cup. Just under seven weeks from their opening World Cup fixture against England at Twickenham on September 18, the Fijians served a timely reminder of their potency to outscore Samoa by fi...  Full Story